Butcher & The Burger

Butcher & The Burger

1021 W Armitage Ave. (at Kenmore Ave.), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • burgers
  • spice blends
  • french fries
  • kennebec
  • grandma s onion soup
  • beignets
  • BYOB
  • pretzels
  • beef
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegan food
  • buns
  • authentic
  • foie gras
  • delivery
  • breakfast food
  • casual
  • great value
  • shrimp
  • locally sourced food
  • Thrillist

    DIY burgers start with 6oz fresh-ground patties. Indulge in their smorgasboard of customization options. Read more

    Thrillist · October 27, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    If you stick to beef, go with “Grandma’s onion soup” rub and flank your burger with an order of the accomplished fries. Add a scoop of the housemade custard, and you’ll be even happier. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · February 17, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Ask for rare at this BYO and chefs actually deliver. For extra flavor, select a sassy spice blend to be mixed into the beef. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 20, 2013
  • Travel Channel

    As seen on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, order the House Prime Blend which is 100% USDA Prime beef. It's the signature and bestselling burger at Butcher & The Burger.

    Travel Channel · November 12, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    This place is so DIY, we expected to be handed meat grinders.

    Chicago magazine · February 1, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Here, diners decide among ten patties, ranging from grass-fed beef and elk to free-range turkey. That’s before the buns (split-top egg, pretzel) and specialty toppings (wasabi mayo, pickle chips). Read more

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
  • AskMen

    Mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients populate the menu, allowing patrons to pile on the fois gras, wasabi mayo and guacamole on top of their grass-fed beef patties. Read more

    AskMen · November 4, 2011
  • Eater

    Butcher & the Burger has a fully operational butcher shop on premise and is all about customization: choose your meat blend, choose your seasonings, choose your bun, choose your toppings.

    Eater · April 18, 2013
  • Tasting Table

    Try the thick-cut fries made from heirloom Kennebec potatoes. They're some of the best in town and seem to benefit from the butchering skills: Read more

    Tasting Table · June 20, 2012
  • Todor K.

    Check for specials like Elk and Bison burgers.

    Todor Krecu · February 12, 2012
  • Sierra

    There is a vegan option!!!

    Sierra · May 31, 2013
  • Nina N.

    All of the meats, all of the buns, all of the choices. Extremely customizable with so many amazing choices. Love the burgers, but don't miss out on the fries. Oh, and did I mention it's BYOB?

    Nina Nirema · November 3, 2012
  • Scott L.

    Just like everyone else said, get the fries. Freaking unbelievable. If you have never had a fried egg on a burger, do it!

    Scott Lester · July 27, 2012
  • Chicago Tribune

    Try this customized creation: house-blend beef patty/Chicago steakhouse-seasoned/American cheese-topped/lettuce-tomato-griddled onion/split-top egg bun/Benton's smoked bacon burger. Yum! Read more

    Chicago Tribune · June 22, 2012
  • Sam A.

    One of the best burger joints. Seriously.

    Sam Allen · November 30, 2014
  • Cole K.

    Hungover? Come on down and wipe the floor with some extra delicious greasy meat and cheese. Pick anything, it don't matter!

    Cole Kennedy · July 6, 2014
  • Jay P.

    Gets crowded on weekends and has limited seating, but worth the wait!

    Jay Patel · September 14, 2013
  • Veronica G.

    Good burgers & very friendly staff & it's b.y.o.b.

    Veronica Galvez · September 11, 2013
  • Rebecca S.

    Good pretzel turkey burger & fries & good bison burger with fries!

    Rebecca Shuman · August 29, 2013
  • Krys Palomita M.

    Their knowledge is remarkable! I finally found a place other than Whole Foods where I can discuss meat!

    Krys Palomita Marie · May 18, 2013
  • Katie A.

    Delicious! Tue staff was very friendly too!

    Katie Anderson · April 14, 2013
  • Jake S.

    Ask about the cooking classes they offer on Monday nights.

    Jake Smith · September 24, 2012
  • Andrew D.

    Try the beignets, they're great! Fries are good too.

    Andrew Dobney · August 28, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Those willing to venture beyond (stellar) grass-fed-beef patties are rewarded with elk, shrimp, and bison burgers, which truly showcase Allen Sternweiler's culinary chops.

    Chicago magazine · April 10, 2012
  • Dianne S.

    Try the House Prime Blend Burger With Style Steakhouse Chicago Spice Blend

    Dianne Salazar · February 7, 2012
  • Trevor H.

    Pretzel bun is a must, as well as the Kennebec fries!

    Trevor Hanson · January 19, 2012
  • Sara S.

    The fries are fried in lard, so if you are a vegetarian, proceed with caution.

    Sara S · January 15, 2012
  • P D.

    For veggies and vegans, this place has lots of meat-free offerings.

    P Didddy · November 2, 2011
  • Louis K.

    First time there I went pretty conservative. The burgers aren't huge but are filling. Really quality stuff.

    Louis Klieger · 3 weeks ago
  • Chad P.

    Best burger hands down. Throw a duck egg on it too, delicious. Grass feed beef is super flavorful.

    Chad Petrie · October 14, 2014
  • Dylan P.

    Phenomenal burgers and customer service!

    Dylan Palella · October 3, 2014
  • Jeff W.

    Great burger! Good fries! The Burberry of burgers, at $40 for two people. But money well spent.

    Jeff W · October 2, 2014
  • Jeff W.

    Great burger! Good size! Good fries! Cooked just right. 👉 40 bucks well spent on two people if you're looking for the Burberry of burgers.

    Jeff W · October 2, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Butcher and The Burger as seen on Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
  • Rolo

    Everything is great!!!

    Rolo · August 10, 2014
  • Brad S.

    Best burger in the city by far. The patty is unbeatable. Be ready to wait during normal meal times, but you'll be glad you did.

    Brad Saxon · August 8, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    Thanks to five bun choices, 10-plus patty options, a dozen or so spice blends and 20-plus toppings, the potential burger combinations at this corner shop are dizzying. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Steph

    The lentil brown rice burger with the grandmas onion soup spice blend is out of this world !

    Steph · July 5, 2014
  • Linda F.

    Order at the counter and grab a table outside. The bison burger was well worth it! Don't forget to BYOB!

    Linda Felter · June 18, 2014
  • Lis H.

    Amazing. The burgers are so good and the staff are friendly and wonderful! Definitely a favorite.

    Lis Hobbs · June 16, 2014
  • Andy H.

    Fucking amazing!!! Holy shit. Wow.

    Andy Hoffmann · May 16, 2014
  • Jason

    Never thought I'd say this.... but this place is better than kumas korner! !! And I looooovvvee kumas!!! Awesome burgers

    Jason · May 11, 2014
  • Lizeeek

    Wow. Really good burger and a lot of choices... almost made my head spin. Today's special meat was alpaca.

    Lizeeek · May 2, 2014
  • Jennifer J.

    That Surf Special is the stuff dreams are made of if you love shrimp and Asian flavors!

    Jennifer Jankowski · March 22, 2014
  • Jibreel R.

    Try everything

    Jibreel R · March 19, 2014
  • Lisa W.

    Restaurant is small. Burgers cook super fast. Give yourself more cook time (I ordered my burger med well and it came out close to rare.) Yhis place makes beignets and they are BOMB.

    Lisa Wilson · March 9, 2014
  • Ben S.

    Try something new every time - you won't be disappointed! Also, custard is well worth it.

    Ben Schwab · February 28, 2014

    Definitely the most flavorful turkey burger I've ever had!!!

    GENELL BANKS · February 25, 2014
  • Heather G.

    For brunch the sausage (homemade) breakfast sandwich is BOMB. Don't even bother trying bacon.

    Heather G · January 11, 2014
  • Mike C.

    Don't miss the fries. Perfect size.

    Mike Cygan · January 11, 2014

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